The Tenants (2005 film)

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The Tenants
Directed byDanny Green
Written byDavid Diamond
Danny Green (adaptation)
Bernard Malamud (novel)
Produced byChris Bongirne
StarringSnoop Dogg
Dylan McDermott
Rose Byrne
CinematographyDavid Dubois
Edited byMichael J. Duthie
Music byLeigh Gorman
Coati Mundi
Distributed byMillennium Films
Release dates
  • October 26, 2005 (2005-10-26) (Asheville Film Festival)
  • February 3, 2006 (2006-02-03) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Tenants is a 2005 film drama directed by Danny Green and starring Dylan McDermott and Snoop Dogg. It is based on the 1971 novel The Tenants by Bernard Malamud.


In an abandoned tenement, a militant African-American writer and a Jewish novelist develop a friendship while struggling to complete their novels before the landlord forceably evicts them, but interpersonal tensions rise between the tenants and escalate into violence.[1]



  1. ^ "The Tenants - Review - Movies - New York Times". Retrieved 2019-04-10.

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